Mikel Arteta sends warning to ‘huge talent’ Rasmus Hojlund ahead of potential Manchester United debut

The Gunners welcome United to the Emirates on Sunday and could be the first side to face Hojlund in a red shirt with the Dane been passed fit to make his debut. The striker has not been pictured in training this week but manager Erik ten Hag confirmed on Friday he could start.

Hojlund arrived in a 72million deal from Atalanta in the summer but is yet to feature after a stress fracture in his back was flagged during medical tests. The 20-year-old is hoped to bring much-needed goals to a United squad lacking in that area. And Arteta can see the quality in the United frontman.

Hes a huge talent, and hell have to prove that in this league,” Arteta said of Hojlund on Friday. “We know the history and these are extremely competitive games.

It will be a big battle on Sunday and obviously we want to come away with three points. It is important before the international break to finish well and go into that on a high.”

United look set to welcome one more player through the door before tonight&aposs 11pm deadline, having already seen Altay Bayindir and Sergio Reguilon arrive from Fenerbahce and Tottenham respectively. As of Friday lunchtime, they had agreed a deal that will see Sofyan Amrabat come in on-loan for the season with an option to buy – Fiorentina will receive a 10m fee for the loan.

Ten Hag was forced to re-enter the market late for final reinforcements, particularly at left-back due to Luke Shaw&aposs injury. Arteta has suffered no such misfortune, and is looking forward to a more laid back deadline day as he prepares for Sunday.

I dont expect anyone else to come in,” He added. “There is no one else coming in. For me [today] is serene. I dont have to do much work. Edu and the board are trying to finalise a few [player exits].

We were working together to find the best solutions. We found them. I think the players are happy and the club did some good business.

The transfer window will soon close and although United got their hands on three players well in advance of the September 1 deadline, with Rasmus Hojlund joining Mason Mount and Andre Onana at Old Trafford, activity has stalled since Hojlund&aposs announcement.

A goalkeeper, a midfielder and a striker were Erik ten Hag&aposs priorities heading into the summer window, but injuries early on in the season mean United are in need of further reinforcements.

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